Jeb Bush: “I Am Not Running For President”

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he’s not running for President:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tells WHAS11 News he is “not running for President.”

The Republican’s name has been widely circulated in recent weeks as a potential contender in the 2012 race. A Jeb Bush candidacy would perpetuate the Bush political dynasty which includes the presidencies of his father and brother.

Not surprising since Bush has given no indication that he’s interested in running.

Nonetheless, I would expect that he will continue to be mentioned as an Establishment GOP stalking horse by those concerned that Sarah Palin might actually win the nomination in 2012.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Doug, I am not running for President either. Do I get a feature in your column? I am just following a family practice of not running for President. I am waiting for the new book titled Radical in Chief to come out. Seems there is evidence Obama is a socialist. I am shocked.